1992 United States presidential election in Utah Article

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United States presidential election in Utah, 1992

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Nominee George H.W. Bush Ross Perot Bill Clinton
Party Republican Independent Democratic
Home state Texas Texas Arkansas
Running mate Dan Quayle James Stockdale Al Gore
Electoral vote 5 0 0
Popular vote 322,332 203,400 183,429
Percentage 43.4% 27.3% 24.7%

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County Results

President before election

George Bush
Republican

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

The 1992 United States presidential election in Utah took place on November 7, 1992, and was part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose 5 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Utah was won by President George H.W. Bush ( R-TX) by a 16.0 percent margin of victory. This was one of only two states, the other one being Maine, to have Ross Perot ( I-TX) come in second place. Unlike Maine, Perot did not win any counties, though he placed second in nineteen of twenty-nine to overcome Bill Clinton ( D-AR) in the popular vote. Likewise it was the only time Bill Clinton finished third in a state, in either the 1992 or 1996 election, despite winning two counties. Utah and Maine (where Bush finished third behind Perot) in 1992 constitute the last time (as of the 2016 presidential election) that any major party candidate has finished third in a state, and the only time in a non-Confederate state since Robert M. La Follette finished ahead of John W. Davis in twelve states [a] in 1924. [1] Utah was Perot’s third vote percentage behind Maine and Alaska [2], and Bush’s eighth best performance as percent of vote and second best performance as far as margin of victory.

Results

United States presidential election in Utah, 1992 [3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George H.W. Bush 322,332 43.4% 5
Independent Ross Perot 203,400 27.3% 0
Democratic Bill Clinton 183,429 24.7% 0
America First James "Bo" Gritz 28,602 3.8% 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 1,900 0.3% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin 1,319 0.2% 0
Democrats for Economic Recovery Lyndon LaRouche 1,089 0.2% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 414 0.1% 0
Taxpayers’ Howard Phillips 393 0.1% 0
Socialist Workers James Warren 200 0.0% 0
Independent/ Peace and Freedom Party Ron Daniels 177 0.0% 0
Socialist J. Quinn Brisben 151 0.0% 0
Totals - 100.00% 5
Voter turnout (Voting age population)

Results by county

George Herbert Walker Bush
Republican
William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
Henry Ross Perot
Independent
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin [b] Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Beaver 1,040 49.27% 668 31.64% 330 15.63% 73 3.46% 372 [c] 17.62% 2,111
Box Elder 7,712 49.58% 2,186 14.05% 4,507 28.97% 1,150 7.39% 3,205 20.60% 15,555
Cache 15,971 51.98% 4,973 16.19% 8,032 26.14% 1,749 5.69% 7,939 25.84% 30,725
Carbon 2,038 23.11% 4,480 50.81% 2,002 22.71% 297 3.37% -2,442 [c] -27.70% 8,817
Daggett 172 38.91% 122 27.60% 117 26.47% 31 7.01% 50 [c] 11.31% 442
Davis 39,087 48.05% 14,924 18.35% 24,105 29.63% 3,234 3.98% 14,982 18.42% 81,350
Duchesne 1,983 43.44% 772 16.91% 1,229 26.92% 581 12.73% 754 16.52% 4,565
Emery 1,643 36.43% 1,349 29.91% 1,138 25.23% 380 8.43% 294 [c] 6.52% 4,510
Garfield 1,235 62.28% 309 15.58% 355 17.90% 84 4.24% 880 44.38% 1,983
Grand 1,100 32.91% 1,160 34.71% 991 29.65% 91 2.72% -60 [c] -1.80% 3,342
Iron 5,616 59.88% 1,537 16.39% 1,693 18.05% 532 5.67% 3,923 41.83% 9,378
Juab 1,237 42.73% 823 28.43% 616 21.28% 219 7.56% 414 [c] 14.30% 2,895
Kane 1,241 57.14% 295 13.58% 534 24.59% 102 4.70% 707 32.55% 2,172
Millard 2,496 52.33% 742 15.56% 1,064 22.31% 468 9.81% 1,432 30.02% 4,770
Morgan 1,339 45.54% 520 17.69% 851 28.95% 230 7.82% 488 16.60% 2,940
Piute 429 56.97% 169 22.44% 146 19.39% 9 1.20% 260 [c] 34.53% 753
Rich 525 59.93% 154 17.58% 187 21.35% 10 1.14% 338 38.58% 876
Salt Lake 117,247 36.79% 100,082 31.40% 91,968 28.85% 9,434 2.96% 17,165 [c] 5.39% 318,731
San Juan 2,004 46.23% 1,639 37.81% 576 13.29% 116 2.68% 365 [c] 8.42% 4,335
Sanpete 2,995 44.80% 1,302 19.48% 1,742 26.06% 646 9.66% 1,253 18.74% 6,685
Sevier 3,160 50.50% 1,039 16.60% 1,671 26.70% 388 6.20% 1,489 23.79% 6,258
Summit 3,133 33.33% 3,013 32.06% 3,060 32.56% 193 2.05% 73 0.78% 9,399
Tooele 3,676 35.79% 3,270 31.84% 3,011 29.32% 314 3.06% 406 [c] 3.95% 10,271
Uintah 3,505 45.09% 1,374 17.67% 2,250 28.94% 645 8.30% 1,255 16.14% 7,774
Utah 61,398 56.76% 14,090 13.02% 24,558 22.70% 8,132 7.52% 36,840 34.05% 108,178
Wasatch 1,822 42.02% 1,042 24.03% 1,234 28.46% 238 5.49% 588 13.56% 4,336
Washington 11,310 52.66% 3,364 15.66% 4,623 21.53% 2,179 10.15% 6,687 31.14% 21,476
Wayne 706 57.63% 236 19.27% 251 20.49% 32 2.61% 455 37.14% 1,225
Weber 26,812 39.30% 17,795 26.09% 20,559 30.14% 3,050 4.47% 6,253 9.17% 68,216
Totals 322,632 43.36% 183,429 24.65% 203,400 27.34% 34,607 4.65% 119,232 16.02% 744,068

Electors

Technically the voters of Utah cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Utah is allocated five electors because it has three congressional districts and two senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of five electors, who pledge to vote for their candidate and his or her running mate. Whoever wins a plurality of votes in the state is awarded all five electoral votes. Their chosen electors then vote for president and vice president. Although electors are pledged to their candidate and running mate, they are not obligated to vote for them. An elector who votes for someone other than his or her candidate is known as a faithless elector.

The electors of each state and the District of Columbia met in December 1992 to cast their votes for president and vice president. The Electoral College itself never meets as one body. Instead the electors from each state and the District of Columbia met in their respective capitols.

All electors from Utah were pledged to and voted for George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle.

Notes

  1. ^ States where La Follette finished ahead of Davis in 1924 were Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, California, Washington, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nevada and Oregon.
  2. ^ Because Perot finished ahead of Clinton in Utah as a whole, all margins given are Bush minus Perot unless stated in the total for the county in question.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j In this county where Clinton did run second ahead of Perot, the margin given is Bush vote minus Clinton vote.

References

  1. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 55, 109 ISBN  0786422173
  2. ^ "1992 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 1992 Presidential General Election Results – Utah